Young girls need strong, female STEM role models to look up to and aspire to be. One way to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is through books. See which books about girls in STEM can help make a difference in a child’s life.
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Rocket Says Look Up!
Great for kids ages 3-7, this is the story of a young girl named Rocket. She loves science and space, and tries to get her brother to look up at the stars. Help your young children be inspired by Rockets passion for space.
A Royal Ride: Catherine the Great’s Great Invention
Show kids ages 4-8 how roller coasters were invented with this fun story. Catherine the Great was a Russian Empress in the 1750s. Wanting to continue the winter fun of ice slides in the spring, she helped design what is now known as the world’s first roller coaster. Show your kids how science and creative thinking can make a difference in the world with Catherine’s invention.
Reaching for the Moon
Math-loving kids ages 10 and up might enjoy learning about Katherine Johnson. A NASA Mathematician, they can see how her love of math help her overcome hardships throughout her life.
Calling All Minds: How To Think and Create Like an Inventor
Inspire kids ages 8-12 to make a difference. This interactive book teaches kids about the life of Temple Grandin, a professor with autism. Through maker activities, they have the chance to learn the importance of imagination and creativity.
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